Michael Johnston is an Administrative Analyst in the Department of Public Works, overseeing a variety of Tidelands and livability projects. He is a graduate of the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California with a Masters of Public Administration. Born and raised in San Diego, Michael established his roots in Long Beach as he attended California State University, Long Beach for his undergraduate studies. As a continuation of his personal investment in the City, he worked as an intern for the Long Beach Parks, Recreation, and Marine Department where he focused on financial feasibility studies for multi-million dollar parks projects.
Michael has also consulted on a myriad of projects, including work with the City of Hermosa Beach on sustainable parking models, and the City of Detroit to resolve issues in their transportation department by implementing more efficient updates to their revenue structures and routing systems. Michael’s dedication toward making cities more enjoyable, livable places for residents extends beyond his profession, as he is a part of outreach organizations making a difference in the lives of our neighbors both domestically and internationally.